Michael Harris waited the entire season for an offensive performance such as Saturday’s. It could not have come at a better time; his Hansen Wolfpack outlasted Foster in four overtimes and clinched the South Division regular-season title as a result.
Other players sported higher batting averages than Jared Paul’s .300. And his 12 RBIs seem pedestrian when held against Tommy Warren’s 38 and Angelo Bourdony’s 21. Home runs? Paul hit just one, compared to Warren’s 10 and Bourdony’s five.
Just when it appeared American Legion was all but dead in the third inning, Monday’s Game 2 of the 23rd Pacificwide Open Interservice Softball Tournament men’s open final morphed into the diamond equivalent of a heavyweight prize fight.
The celebrating on the Mustang Valley rain-soaked field turf had barely quieted down Thursday when American School In Japan’s girls soccer players and coaches, fresh off capturing the league title, turned their attention toward next week’s Far East Division I Tournament.
All season, coaches emphasize to teams that they’re not just teams, but families, at least for the three months they’re together. But with Far East tournaments fast approaching, coaches have had to deliver some heartbreaking news to some members of their sports families.
U.S. naval commanders, ordered to move the bulk of their fleet to the Pacific theater, say it’s clear that China is building a “blue-water navy,” capable of sustained operations across oceans and able to project power far from the home country.
Not long ago, China was the darling of its less powerful Asian neighbors with its growing economic importance and a policy of non-interference in external affairs that contrasted with bellicose U.S. foreign policy after 9/11. But a recent series of incidents has raised individual and collective concerns from India on one side to Japan and the Philippines on the other.